Duncan Strowger 1980-2014

There is no easy way of sharing some tragic news with you all.  On behalf of Mr Strowger's family I have the unfortunate and finite duty to inform you that Mr Strowger has passed away aged just 33. Mr Strowger was found at home on Thursday 31st July having suffered from a massive bleed to the brain known as a subarachnoid hemorrhage which he died from outright. This came as much of a shock to his family as no doubt it will to you and we are all trying to make sense of the situation.  

Mr Strowger was an excellent science teacher at the Academy, a supportive colleague and a well loved Community Coach. He had a real impact in the Academy teaching a range of different students who all benefitted from his expertise and enthusiasm. Mr Strowger was also the lead person on the Industrial Cadets programme, a Prince's Trust initiative to introduce young people to industry and in particular engineering. Mr Strowger's family have asked for any donations in his name to be made to The Prince's Trust, whose wider work supports today's youth in order to give them another chance to make a better future for themselves tomorrow. 

He was an active member of the local community, where he grew up and was a popular member of the Newport Running Club for whom he would regularly compete. Mr Strowger is survived by his parents Anne and John and sister Michaela.

The funeral took place on Wednesday 13th August in his home town of Newport in Shropshire. The ceremony was attended by family, friends and colleagues from the Academy. 

The Academy will hold a remembrance service for Mr Strowger early in the new school year. A book of condolence will be available to sign. We will do everything we can to support our students and staff through this difficult time.  We pride ourselves as an Academy on being caring, compassionate and supportive.  We will endeavour to support all the different members of our community over the coming weeks and beyond.   If you feel that your son or daughter are seriously affected by this tragedy please contact the Academy on 01782 882300.